Bengaluru, Oct 29: The sleuths of Enforcement Directorate in Bengaluru apprehended Bineesh Kodiyeri (42), younger son of CPI-M Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Thursday afternoon. It is suspected that he has been held under the Prohibition of Money Laundering Act for his alleged involvement with a Bengaluru drug dealer who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in August.
Bineesh had appeared for questioning before the Bengaluru ED wing in Shantinagar for the second time on Thursday morning following his money links with drug deal Mohammed Anoop (38) who was earlier quizzed by the city ED team. Following questioning from 10.30 am, an ED team whisked away Bineesh around 2.30 pm in what looked like a detention procedure. Officials at the ED wing confirmed that Bineesh had been taken into custody in the case and had been taken to city court to be produced before a local magistrate.
Bineesh had first appeared before the ED sleuth on October 6, 2020 and after hours of questioning he left complaining of uneasiness and ill-health.